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Crime & Courts

April 22, 2014

Woman tries to wiggle out of jail by asking to be taken to friend’s

TAHLEQUAH — A 39-year-old Tahlequah woman arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol over the weekend allegedly asked deputies to drop her off at a friend’s home instead of the jail.

Deputy Jarrick Snyder said he was traveling through Tahlequah when he noticed a vehicle run through several stop signs, drive over a curb and continue down the middle of the road. The driver, Elaine Delores Veales, stopped the vehicle near Oak and Fuller.

Veales told Snyder she ran the stop signs because she was trying to get away from a man who ran into her. Veales asked if she could go home, according to Snyder.

Snyder said he noticed two bottles of beer in Veales’ vehicle, and when she got out of the car, Veales had trouble standing. She later submitted to a portable breath test, which showed a possible breath-alcohol content of .24, Snyder reported.

Veales was arrested for DUI  and refused to take the state’s breathalyzer test. Snyder said Veales asked, on the way to jail, if the deputy would take her to a friend’s home instead, and said no one would know if the deputy did so.

Veales is out of jail on a $3,500 bond, booking records show.

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